Meet this boy who left home under tough circumstances, now takes training under Delhi police Yuva skill development initiative

By: | Published: August 31, 2017 2:22 PM

Fed up with his daily life routine and constant bickering between his parents over lack of money and when he was left with no option but to leave his home in Aligarh, Dayanand came to Delhi three months ago.

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Fed up with his daily life routine and constant bickering between his parents over lack of money and when he was left with no option but to leave his home in Aligarh, Dayanand came to Delhi three months ago in search of an opportunity to give his life a fresh start. The 17-year-old said, “After I spent a few days on the streets of Delhi, a relative helped me get shelter at a furniture shop. The owner of the shop said he wouldn’t be able to pay me, but he offered me a roof and food two times a day. In turn, I had to take care of the shop. Though I was grateful, I did not like it at all. I was planning to quit.”

His life took a new turn when a youth, who resides near the shop, informed Dayanand that police have started skill development classes at Kirti Nagar police station, barely half a kilometer from the shop. Dayanand was lucky as he did not fall into the trap to commit petty crimes in the national capital. Dayanand then approached the police and expressed his desire to attend classes offered in the course.

Getting enrolled in the course, he now attends the classes between 9 am and 12 pm. Providing opportunities to realise their potential, Delhi Police has launched Yuva, a skill development training programme for the street children and unemployed youth in the city. “Our beat officers have been motivating such unemployed youth for the classes from time to time. We have already started noticing the positive effects — the number of petty crimes have decreased in the area,” Anil Sharma, the SHO of Kirti Nagar police station was quoted as saying by IE.

Dayanand said, “I have started learning the basics of computers. I am taking a spoken English class as well. They have told me that after I complete the three-month course, they will place me somewhere.” He added, “Before this, I never thought about my future. But now I do.”

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